It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden loss of our cherished dad, husband, son and brother, David Allen Wright, on May 16, 2020, at the age of 46 years.
David will be lovingly remembered by his wife, Kendra; two awesome sons: Owen and Elliot; parents: Allen and Marilyn (Beehan) Wright; sister, Andrea (Vince Cooper) and nephews, Matthew and William; brother, Andrew (Laura Strong) and nieces, Lauren and Ella; aunts: Marguerite (Robert Peddigrew), Patricia (Fred Hawksley), Louise (Paul Skirving), Karen (Jim Beehan, deceased), Lorraine Babstock, Marion Bartlett, Barbara Holmes (Eldred), Juanita Vidito; uncle, Gordon Wright (Irene); their families; a large circle of relatives; and lifelong friends.
David also leaves behind his family in PEI, a place he considered his second home. Remembered by parents-in-law: Irene MacDonald and Charles (Jean) MacDonald; sister-in-law, Karla (Patrick) McCardle; nephew, Keegan; and niece, Renée, as well as his extended Ellis, MacLauchlan, and MacDonald families.
David was born on November 15, 1973, in Labrador City. He grew up in St. John’s and attended St. Paul’s and Holy Heart schools. He graduated with a Bachelor of Engineering from Memorial University in 1998, at which point he received the legendary iron ring. David wore his ring with pride which was a symbol of the work hard/play hard attitude he shared with his Class of ’98 as well as his commitment to his profession, colleagues, and employers.
Those who knew David would describe him as quiet, smart, witty, and unassuming. If you asked David, he would simply say that he was “awesome at being Dave”. He loved nothing more than to spend time with Kendra, Owen and Elliot. David spent many hours watching his boys playing sports, particularly hockey, and enjoyed the tight fraternity of hockey dads. He was a talented musician who enjoyed jamming in the basement with his bandmates in The Low Ceilings as they planned their rise to fame. He also had a passion for Formula 1 racing, the Florida sunshine, his road bike “Black Betty”, vintage t-shirts, and cottage life in Stanhope, PEI.
A Celebration of David’s Life will be planned at a later date. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation of Canada. To send a message of condolence please visit www.carnells.com.